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Former Easington Academy student James Dunn (2006-2011) visited his old school with Jordan Hooper and Peter Imeson during National Apprenticeship Week to talk about his work.

Former Easington Academy student James Dunn (2006-2011) visited his old school with Jordan Hooper and Peter Imeson during National Apprenticeship Week to talk about his work.

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During National Apprenticeship Week in March, three apprentices from the Nestle Factory in Fawdon, Newcastle, visited Easington Academy Year 10 and Year 11 assemblies, to talk about their work and show students the apprenticeship careers that are availble. Former Academy student James Dunn (2006-2011) came with Jordan Hooper and Peter Imeson to inspire students on what is available with a major global firm such as Nestle. They spent two days answering questions and meeting with pupils. The Academy also had a  visit from one of the factory production managers, Dale Green. Thank you to them everyone who attended.

Students in Year 9 from Easington Academy learnt about cooking food from other cultures as part of their GCSE programme. A visit was organised to a traditional Teppan Yaki Japeanese Restaurant in Newcastle. Students were able to see the traditional Teppan Yaki chefs at work, creating some amazing food on the giant hotplates. Everyone who attended the had an amazing night and ate some wonderful food.

Hawthorn Community Centre, which has been closed since mid-February for refurbishment, is due to reopen this week.

Hawthorn Community Centre, which has been closed since mid-February for refurbishment, is due to reopen this week.

Hawthorn Community Association Centre has been closed for refurbishment since February 16 and should reopen on April 20. If you have any ideas for classes or centre use when we re-open, contact Diane Hughes. Follow them on Facebook.

Easington Exercise After Stroke Group coffee morning was a huge success. Organisers would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported them by donating prizes and baking cakes and pies. There was a raffle, tombola, guess the cake weight and name the dog all of which made a grand total of £377. This is a great help in building up our funds to help keep this worthwhile Stroke Survivors group going. If anyone is interested in joining our group or would like more information, contact Christine Ramsey on 07934856828.

Easington Village Women’s Institute will be holding a coffee morning in Seaton Holme on Thursday from 10am- noon, with a cake stall and a prize everytime tombola. All are welcome.

St Mary’s Church Mothers’ Union meets on Monday, April 25, at 2pm in the church hall. Speaker will be Dorothy Nicholls on Bells.

Easington Colliery Primary School FC have won the George Wilson Cup. A brilliant afternoon for the boys’ football team who scored eight goals and conceded none to lift the cup. This is the sixth competition they have won since September. The children deserve a special mention for their resilience and attitude.

The Photography Exhibition and Competition – Hawthorn in the Spring – has two classes for adults and under-16s. All photos will be displayed in the community centre and judging will be during the Big Lunch on Sunday, June 5. Email your photo or post to Coun Alan Askew or the parish clerk. The closing date is April 30.

Tickets, £12, are on sale at Inta Fitness gym for the boxing night at Easington Colliery Social Welfare Centre on Thursday. Different ages different weights fighters from Harrogate, Barnard Castle, Newcastle as well as eight local lads will be fighting for your community club.

East Durham Trust is relaunching free Keyboard Champions in Easington Children’s One Point Centre each Tuesday at 9am, running weekly. Everyone is welcome. It supports with general IT queries but staff enjoy saving you money, so take along your bills and see how much you can save.

Seaham and Easington Police and Communities Together meeting for Easington and Grants Houses will be held tomorrow at 6pm in Easington Social Welfare Centre. Come along and talk to your neighbourhood policing team about any issues.